Star Trek: Strange New Worlds appears to be drawing a lot of eyes on Paramount’s streaming service.
As noted in a new press release shared by the streamer, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has managed to reach new heights, becoming the “most-watched Star Trek original series debut on Paramount+ ever” over its first 90 days. The show is also one of the top two most-watched original series on the service in the U.K., according to Paramount.
“Star Trek fans all over the world embraced this incredible new Star Trek journey,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming. “We are thrilled that the Star Trek universe continues to be one of the most-watched franchises on the service.”
“Over the past six years, Alex Kurtzman and his amazing team have brilliantly created and carefully curated a new Star Trek universe for Paramount+ with five complementary series – each different in tone, style, story and in some cases target audience,” said George Cheeks, president and chief executive officer at CBS.
“Each series is a success in its own right, and now the franchise’s newest edition, Strange New Worlds, is earning critical acclaim and delivering notable performance achievements on the service, both domestically and internationally. We look forward to the franchise’s continuing journey on Paramount+ here in the U.S. and globally, where in the case of Strange New Worlds, we’re just getting started.”
Here’s a synopsis that Paramount provided for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which is the 11th Star Trek series.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The all-new series features fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
An earnings report shared by Paramount last week revealed that Paramount+ added 4.9 million subscribers in Q2 2022. Its revenue also grew 120%.
Paramount+ starts at $4.99/month, but there’s also a premium tier available that adds two perks in the form of local CBS stations and the ability to download shows so they can be watched later.